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Osakis School Board hires new secretary

Three new employees were hired by the Osakis School Board at its Monday, Feb. 11 regular meeting.

Tonia Hagedon was hired as the elementary secretary at a salary of $18.25 per hour. She has been a receptionist at the Glenwood State Bank. She holds a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Southwest State University, and has completed two years of study at Hamline University in English as a Second language.

Marie Spoden was hired as a paraprofessional for 5.92 hours per day at $11.93 per hour. She has been employed as a teller at the Central Minnesota Credit Union in Melrose. She has worked in daycare and served as a lead teacher.

Amanda Christenson was hired as a long-term substitute LEAP teacher at $215.90 per day. She is a graduate of St. Cloud State University with a degree in health and physical education.

The resignation of Emily Wolf as the one act play director was accepted with thanks for her good work with the program.

Gifts accepted

The following gifts were accepted by the board:

OEDC, $3,000 for the Close Up program.

Dan Wessel, $800 for the Close Up program.

Athletic Club Student Activity, $750 for concession stand pizza warmer.

Osakis Wrestling Club, $657.11 for equipment.

Jim and Sharon Fearing and Family, $200, scholarship.

Talon Industries, $500, for Robotics;

VFW, $2,500 for band instruments.

Other action

In other action, the School Board:

• Approved the application of a Form B Grant from the MN State High School League.

• Heard the CMETS and Runestone Ed. District reports.

• Heard reports from the student representatives to the board.

• Heard an invitation from the FFA leadership team to attend a staff appreciation breakfast on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:15 a.m. in the cafeteria. This is during FFA Week.

• Heard a report from Principal Shad Schmidt on the January and February school activities.

• Heard a report from Principal Tim Roggenbuck that 271 students are involved in the Renaissance program this year.

• Approved the 2019 board committee assignments.